Democracy Now! Thursday, August 24, 2000
Democracy Now! radio program for Thursday, August 24, 2000
Source DAT tape read by Sony SDT9000 drive & Pacifica Radio Archive versionRun time 59:00Language en
Judge Rules Against Hacker Journalist Emmanuel Goldstein
Last week a federal judge in New York permanently barred a Hacker journalist from posting or linking to a software code that unlocks the copy-protection encryption of DVD movie discs.
Turkey Attempts to Write Armenian Genocide Out of History Books
Yesterday on the program, we looked at how the Microsoft Corporation is under fire because its Encarta encyclopedia calls the death of at least 600,000 Armenians during the last days of the Ottoman Empire the first genocide of the 20th Century. As we said on the show yesterday this is certainly not a radical assertion. Most historians agree with that characterization. But after the Turkish government objected, Microsoft’s Encarta reportedly told so me of its authors to consider the so-called other side of the story. The authors say they were told by Microsoft that if they did not agree to certain revisions the company would publish it with Microsoft’s revisions and without their names